Security Professional Discovers New Cookiejacking Technique
Microsoft has reportedly described the latest security threat as not a high risk threat as successful attack requires high user interaction, visit to a malicious webpage, lured to drag and drop objects, and knowledge of the website, which the user is logged on to. However, security researchers at Trend Micro have argued that attackers may take advantage of negligence, and lack of security awareness among non-technical users to extract sensitive information through social engineering techniques. According to the Internet security firm, they block on an average around 13 million attempts by users to access malicious sites.
Developers must constantly identify the security flaws and initiate remediating measures to prevent their exploitation by attackers. The prevailing IT security scenario requires professionals to constantly enhance their skill sets and awareness through online university degree programs, and security conferences.
Internet users must refrain from clicking on links send by strangers, and be cautious while clicking links on websites. Deleting cookies, avoid clicking on 'remember my password' option, clearing browsing history may help protect Internet users from securing sensitive information. Internet users must avoid falling prey to playing enticing games and puzzles. Usually, professionals qualified in masters of security science and IT security certifications identify and warn users on latest security threats. Internet users must follow security blogs and advisories to abreast themselves of latest cyber threats.